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Don’t underestimate the importance of faculty of color

Don’t underestimate the importance of faculty of color

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

January 28, 2020

I arrived at Emerson in fall 2018 where I quickly noticed my environment consisted of mostly white students and people. While I never mind being taught by a white professor, I never noticed the impact of learning under a professor who looked similar to me until I began taking Cheryl Jackson’s Di...

My identity was altered by telenovelas and American sitcoms

My identity was altered by telenovelas and American sitcoms

By Emily Cardona, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Like most pre-teens and teenagers, I looked to TV shows, movies, and books to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be when I was younger.  Middle school is when I started to struggle with my identity because I felt like everyone around me was finding their place and I was still figuring out who I w...

Increase transparency surrounding Section 12 hospitalization

Increase transparency surrounding Section 12 hospitalization

By Thomas Akiona

January 26, 2020

“You’re being held on Section 12 involuntary hospitalization," the psychiatrist said in a calm and collected manner, seemingly unfazed by the unnerving shrieks of the patient in the adjacent unit. It was 9:30 p.m. and I had been waiting in the emergency room for almost eight hours. I occupie...

Letter: Response to “Emerson Special Olympics Event Draws Hundreds”

Letter: Response to “Emerson Special Olympics Event Draws Hundreds”

January 25, 2020

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email [email protected] Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  As a member of the disabled community, I find it important to speak out when I believe that the community has been misrepresent...

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

By T. Hunter Wilson, Marlboro College Faculty Emeritus

January 25, 2020

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email [email protected] Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  The Marlboro College Board of Trustees has received dozens of letters and a petition with nine hundred signatories asking t...

The time to take hate speech seriously is now

The time to take hate speech seriously is now

January 23, 2020

College officials reported Wednesday that four swastikas were marked in a Piano Row stairwell overnight. An email sent by President M. Lee Pelton said the incident is under investigation and the offenders are unknown. In consulting with officials from different departments around campus, Pelton said the coll...

The B-Side: “Old Town Road” is a decade-defining yeehaw anthem

The B-Side: “Old Town Road” is a decade-defining yeehaw anthem

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

January 22, 2020

If there was one song that no one could escape hearing in 2019, it would be Lil Nas X’s country-trap banger “Old Town Road." The song went diamond in the U.S., and holds the record for most time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts for a record-breaking of 19 consecutive weeks, with four...

Recognize me more than just my nationality

Recognize me more than just my nationality

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist

January 22, 2020

As a person who enjoys meeting new people, I hate introducing myself. To be more specific, I hate telling people where I’m from while doing self-introductions because some people are only interested in the fact that I am from China and will start asking me tons of questions about my home country.Don...

Head Over Feels: Navigating hook-up culture as a serial monogamist

Head Over Feels: Navigating hook-up culture as a serial monogamist

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

January 22, 2020

I am a Taurus sun sign with Cancer moon and Venus placements. Astrologically speaking, that means I’m a clingy little baby when it comes to relationships. It means I get attached to people too easily and I break my own heart in the process when they can’t reciprocate the intensity of my feelings...

Stop using addiction-related language for comedic effect

Stop using addiction-related language for comedic effect

By Jess Ferguson, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 20, 2020

Last January, Devour Foods, a subdivision of the Kraft Heinz Company, aired a Super Bowl commercial to promote their frozen foods. The commercial focuses on a wife who reveals that her husband suffers from frozen food porn addiction. With somber music and a serious tone, the commercial not only dele...

An open letter on Marlboro College from former Marlboro faculty, staff, and alumni academics

An open letter on Marlboro College from former Marlboro faculty, staff, and alumni academics

January 20, 2020

Marlboro College community members send an open letter on the potential closure of the college.

Helping Marlboro students transition through financial support is essential

Helping Marlboro students transition through financial support is essential

By Editorial Board

January 16, 2020

A guide released by the Emerson Office of Undergraduate Admissions to the Marlboro community on Dec. 19 states that Emerson will not pay for cost differences in housing for Marlboro College students living on the Boston campus next semester.  The guide was sent through an email and was aimed to answ...

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